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Health Services is here to support the emotional health of students with the following services and resources:
TB testing is available. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to wvc.health-servicesFREEWEST_VALLEY
WV Health Services does not have the capacity to treat or diagnose COVID-19 on campus. If you are having an emergency, call 911.
Our medical team can answer your questions and provide guidance on where to access appropriate care. Visit the Health Services Online page to schedule a Chat Session or Video Appointment with Dr. Forrest.
For general questions, please leave a message at (408) 741-2027 or send us an email wvc.health-servicesFREEWEST_VALLEY. Email and phone messages are monitored Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
All currently enrolled students are eligible and welcome to be seen for a wide range of health and wellness services. Every student is charged a health fee at the time of registration that covers most services offered. This fee is not a replacement for personal health insurance. Modest additional fees are charged dependent on individual student needs.
Beginning summer 2020, the current fee is $21 per semester and $17 per summer session.
This fee supports Student Health Services, which provides care for on-campus injuries, illness, a self-help medication center, health education, health assessment, information/referral, and personal counseling.
If a student is enrolled at both West Valley College and Mission College, then the health fee need only be paid at one of the two. A valid receipt showing proof of payment at Mission will allow West Valley to waive the fee and vice versa.
Any student who either requests an exemption of the health fee, or is determined by a Student Services program to warrant review for exemption, is asked to please contact the Admissions Office.
Sexual assault violates a person in many ways, often when a person is forced or manipulated into an unwanted sexual encounter.
Sexual assault covers a broad range of acts that include, but are not limited to: unwanted sexual contact, dating violence, voyeurism, indecent exposure, oral copulation, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, rape by one or more persons including marital or partner rape, statutory rape, incest, child molestation, and lewd or lascivious acts upon a minor.
Sexual assault abuses a person not only physically but also emotionally and mentally, and shatters a person’s trust and sense of safety.
If you want to speak with someone at the College about an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence but you don’t want to report the incident at that time, you can speak confidentially with our staff in Health Services. The professional staff at Health Services are confidential and well trained to provide you guidance and referrals. It is very likely they will encourage you to file a report, but their most important role is to listen and provide support.
|WV Health Services
Schedule a Chat Session or Video Appointment
|WV Counseling Center||(408) 741-2009|
|West Valley District Police
(Ask for a West Valley police officer)
|YWCA 24-hr Sexual Assault hotline||(800) 572-2782|
|Santa Clara Valley Med
M-F 9 AM – 5:30 PM for general information about SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
Students can file a Student Incident Report to West Valley Student Services.
Students may also send an email to askwvcFREEWEST_VALLEY with the content of the email simply indicating: “This is a Campus SaVE situation,” or "this is a Title IX situation” – a counselor will be in contact.
If you are experiencing a crisis or psychiatric emergency, call 911.
|24 Hour Suicide and Crisis Service, County of Santa Clara||(855) 278–4204|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||(800) 273–TALK (8255)|
|Crisis Text Line||Text HELLO to 741741|
WV Health Services is currently providing the following mental health related services for all West Valley College students:
To schedule an appointment for Personal Counseling, send an email to george.magelesFREEWEST_VALLEY
A weekly campus club with a focus on mental and emotional health and wellness. Send an email to wvc.health-servicesFREEWEST_VALLEY to join the club.
For other questions regarding mental health, counseling, or support groups, you can email george.magelesFREEWEST_VALLEY
If you are concerned about the welfare or safety of a student, you may share student information with college administrators, campus police, or health services; this is not a violation of student privacy. Please remember NOT to send identifying student information via email.
Safety concerns warranting disclosure could include a student’s suicidal statements or ideations, unusual, erratic, or angry behaviors, or conduct that may pose a risk of serious harm.
To learn more about FERPA and confidentiality, please visit the district policies page: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
College students often experience issues that may interfere with academic success such as stress, juggling responsibilities, life events, relationship concerns, sleep problems, or feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. All of us benefit from support during times of struggle – you are not alone. Helpful, effective resources are available for all students, and an important part of the college experience is learning how to ask for help. Getting help is the smart and courageous thing to do – for yourself, and for those who care about you.
751 S Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
1 (408) 885-6900
This year there are new laws that expand financial help for Californians. Now many individuals and families who make between $50,000 and $150,000 are eligible for help for the first time. Make sure you visit Coveredca.com to check your what you might qualify for.
|Household Size||2020 household maximum||2020 household maximum||2020 household range|
|1||$17,237||$33,224||$17,238 – $74,940|
|2||$23,336||$44,981||$23,337 – $101,460|
|3||$29,436||$56,738||$29,437 – $127,980|
|4||$35,535||$68,495||$35,536 – $154,500|
|5||$41,635||$80,253||$41,636 – $181,020|
|6||$47,735||$92,010||$47,736 – $207,540|
|Adults may be eligible for Medi-Cal||Children may be eligible for Medi-Cal||May be eligible for ﬁnancial help to purchase insurance through Covered California|
Three ways to enroll in Medi-Cal and Covered California:
This page contains links to health and wellness information for educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace the advice of trained professionals.
Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.
Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses nationwide.
Please contact Student Health Services at wvc.health-servicesFREEWEST_VALLEY if you are interested in joining the West Valley Active Minds Chapter or would like more information.
Weekly Club Meetings will resume in the Fall.
If student is a danger to self or others, or help is needed immediately, call 9-1-1 or 408-299-3233
|Monday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
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